This site is devoted to the genealogy of the Marko families that
emigrated to the USA from Cziganyos (also spelled as Cziganyocz and Ciganyocs)
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in Ung County, Hungary. The town
later became known as Ciganovce in Czechoslovakia and then still later as
Cyhanivci, now located in western Ukraine just east of
(informational site: Old Ungvar) in the
Transcarpathian region. The brothers Andrew and Paul Marko emigrated with
their wives between 1885 and 1893 to Luzerne County in northeastern
Pennsylvania. They may have made several trips back and forth between
Europe and the U.S. The Marko's were Carpatho-Rusyns (also known as
Rusyns or Ruthenians). Like most Rusyns, they were Greek Catholics.
pictures on photos page.)
Andrew Marko married Anna Maczko about 1886.
Andrew was born about December 1866 in Cziganyos, Hungary and died on
3/11/1931 in West Pittston, PA. (Andras Marko, a 26 year old
traveling from Cziganocz, Hungary, arrived in New York on 6/4/1891 on
SS Rhynland which sailed from Antwerp.) Anna was born about 1867 in Gereny
(also known as Horjany and Horjani, now part of Uzhgorod), Hungary and
died on 6/26/1931 in West Pittston, PA. Andrew and Anna had five
children: John, Helen, Margaret, Stephanie, and Andrew.
John Marko was born on 4/20/1894 in Kingston, PA.
On 2/27/1921, he married Mary Roman who was born on 8/15/1899 in
Exeter, PA. They lived in West Pittston, PA. John and Mary
had seven children. Descendants'
surnames include Kolojeski, Fischer, Callahan,
Kusnic, and Lefchak.
Helen Marko was born in 1897 in PA. She
married John M. Birosak. They had no children.
Margaret Marko was born on 2/15/1901 in
Kingston, PA. She married John Roman on 2/14/1920 in
Pittston, PA. They lived in Exeter and West Pittston, PA before
the family relocated to Delaware. John and Margaret had six
children. Descendants' surnames include
Pharis and Laibinis.
Stephanie Marko was born in 1902 in Kingston,
PA. She married Michael Hando. They lived in Hudson,
PA (in Luzerne County). Michael and Stephanie had four children. One of their children lived in Hatboro, PA.
Andrew D. Marko was born in 1906 in PA. He
married Mary Lefchak. They lived in Old Forge, PA and later
moved to Ilion, NY. Andrew and Mary had no children.
Paul Marko married Veronica Boder.
Paul was born on 8/15/1870 in Cziganyos, Hungary and died on 7/26/1945
in PA. Veronica was born about 1875 and died on 4/29/1929 in PA.
Paul and Veronica had four children: Verna, Andrew, Ethel, and Stephan.
Verna Marko was born in 1898 in Hungary. She
married Miklos Kuzio. They lived in Europe in the Uzhgorod
area. (Uzhgorod was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before
World War I, then was in Czechoslovakia, and after World War II became
part of Ukraine.) Miklos and Verna had two children: Emil
Andrew P. Marko was born in February 1909 in
Larksville, PA. He married Anna C. Straigis on 10/28/1928
in Kingston, PA. Andrew and Anna had four children.
Ethel Marko was born on 10/31/1910 in PA.
She married Steve Berdy on 9/19/1935 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
They lived in Edwardsville, PA. Steve and Ethel had two children.
Stephan Marko was born after 1910 in PA and died
at age 9 months.
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